06 Jul 2021 3:22 PM +00:00

How will Fallout 76's new Legendary Attributes change the way you play?

The Steel Reign Expansion is almost here and Fallout 76 is getting two very exciting features in the next title update: Legendary Crafting and Legendary Power Armor with Legendary Weapon (and Armor) Attributes. Here's everything you need to know about what these are and when they're available.

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What Do Legendary Attributes Do?

Legendary Attributes are sort of like "Item Modifiers". Although they don't do anything you want them to do, they can be combined to create a powerful set of buffs that can help further improve your Fallout 76 experience depending on how you play.

For example, if you enjoy playing with a Melee Character Build... You might want to add the following Legendary Attribute to your Armor:

  • Toxic: 5% chance to deal 100 Poison damage to melee attackers

Similarly, you could also combine this with the following Legendary Weapon Attribute to deal a devastating first hit in a fight:

  • Juggernaut’s: Damage increases as Health increases. Maximum of +25% damage at 95% health or above.
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To put it plainly, Legendary Attributes make your things better in Fortnite and the introduction of Legendary Crafting alongside Legendary Power Armor means you can now improve your own items rather than go hunting for them. It should help you become even more fearsome in the Appalachian Wasteland.

Legendary Power Armor & Crafting Attributes

Below, we've listed every confirmed Legendary Weapon Attribute, Legendary Power Armor (and standard Armor) Attribute, and what they do specifically.

New Legendary Weapon Attributes

1-Star

  • Aristocrat’s: Damage increases as Caps increase. Maximum of +50% damage at 29,000 Caps.
  • Juggernaut’s: Damage increases as Health increases. Maximum of +25% damage at 95% health or above.
  • Heavyweight: This attribute is still a work in progress, and it is currently non-functional. Look for it in the next PTS update!
  • Gourmand’s: Damage increases as you fill your hunger and thirst meters. Maximum of +24% damage.
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2-Star

  • Last Shot: The final round in a magazine has a 25% chance to deal twice as much damage.
  • Single-shot weapons, like Black Powder Rifles, cannot spawn with Last Shot.
  • Steady: +25% damage while standing still
  • Inertial: Replenish 15 Action Points with each kill.

3-Star

  • Ghost’s: Attacks that hit enemies each have a 10% chance to generate a Stealth Field.
Fallout 76 Steel Reign Steel Dawn Legendary Crafting Power Armor
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LEGENDARY POWER ARMOUR?! - At long last, Legendary Power Armour is coming to Fallout 76

New Legendary Armor and Power Armor Attributes

1-Star

  • Aristocrat’s: Energy and Damage Resistances increase as Caps increase. Maximum of +20 for each resistance at 29,000 Caps.Power Armor: Maximum of +35 for each resistance at 29,000 Caps.
  • Heavyweight: This attribute is still a work in progress, and it is currently non-functional. Look for it in the next PTS update! Power Armor: Maximum of +35 for each resistance at 350 pounds.
  • Overeater’s: Increases Damage Reduction up to +6% as you fill your hunger and thirst meters.
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2-Star

  • Glutton’s: Hunger and Thirst grow 10% slower. This effect stacks up to a maximum of +50%.
  • Fireproof: +25 Fire Resistance
  • Warming: +25 Cryo Resistance
  • Hardy: Receive 10% less damage from explosions

3-Star

  • Doctor’s: Stimpaks, RadAway, and Rad-X are 5% more effective.
  • Burning: 5% chance to deal 100 Fire damage to melee attackers
  • Electrified: 5% chance to deal 100 Energy damage to melee attackers
  • Frozen: 5% chance to deal 100 Cryo damage to melee attackers
  • Toxic: 5% chance to deal 100 Poison damage to melee attackers
  • Dissipating: Slowly regenerate Radiation damage when out of combat.
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We know it isn't quite the expansive list everyone hopes for, but expect to see more added in future title updates.

When Does Fallout 76's New DLC Drop?

Fallout 76's eighth expansion, Steel Reign, is scheduled to launch on July 7th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Basically, it should be available on every platform at the same time tomorrow.

But, what time is that?

Well... We don't know for sure. Bethesda hasn't divulged that information yet. However, looking at the last update we should expect to see Fallout 76's Legendary Power Armour and Crafting to be available following an update that goes live at around 11:00 PST / 14:00 EST / 19:00 BST.

This isn't confirmed, though, so take things with a grain of salt.

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